When aquatic weeds and algae
are left to grow uncontrolled, they can interfere with fishing and water
sports, lower dissolved oxygen, discourage water flow, harm fish and
other wildlife and even disrupt boat traffic. Warm weather, imported weed
species and high nutrient levels in most lakes, ponds and waterways only
add to the problem.
specializes in keeping your lake, pond or waterway in excellent condition
year round. By using top quality materials, specialized equipment and
innovative techniques, we provide an effective cure for waterway ills
without affecting fish, wildlife or desirable weed species.
annual water management program can cure existing problems (usually within
one to three months) and prevent unhealthy and unsightly weed and algae
growth in the future. Specially trained and licensed technicians perform
periodic inspections and treatments which will give you the beautiful lake
or waterway you desire.
Since 1991, we have been successfully serving homeowners associations,
developers, municipalities and other residential and commercial property
owners. Call 317/293.8585 for a free analysis and quote.
Invasive Weed Alert - Some weeds in
Indiana are so invasive that they threaten our waterways by spreading
rapidly. Below are some weeds to watch out for.
Preparing Your Pond -
Our lakes and ponds tend to be forgotten about during the winter months, as
most problems that we experience during the summer months are usually not evident
during colder weather. This does not mean that all the problems of the
previous summer have gone away. Rest assured, they
will usually resurface when the weather warms up with the coming of spring.
One of the best tools we have to deal with the water quality issues in
ponds is aeration. It is never too early or too late to consider enhancing
your pond through the installation of aeration. Aeration comes in many
forms, but the two most common are floating fountain aerators and submersed
air diffused aeration systems. Each has its benefits, and often times both
types of aeration can be used in combination to maximize these benefits to
Year round aeration is the single best management practice available to
lake and pond owners. There is an inverse relationship between temperature
and the total level of dissolved oxygen that water can hold. As water
temperatures increase, the dissolved oxygen levels in the pond will
naturally decrease. However, when the water temperature decreases, the
dissolved oxygen levels in the pond will naturally rise. You can further
enhance this increase in dissolved oxygen by running the aeration system
during colder temperatures, thus adding even more dissolved oxygen to the
water at a time when it is naturally able to accept more.
Additionally, if you already have surface aeration in place, you should
consider allowing it to run 24 hrs a day, as the benefits of aeration to a
lake or pond are actually higher at night. The photosynthesis and other biological
processes at work in the pond during the day when there is direct exposure
to sunlight actually help's to naturally improve the dissolved oxygen
levels in the water. At night, or on extremely cloudy days, the lack of
sunlight slows down these processes, typically resulting in lower dissolved
oxygen levels in the pond. The benefits of running your aeration system at
night are profound, so put some thought into leaving it on all night.